Not even helicopter parenting can avoid these. Put simply, they happen and need to be factored into your pet parenting budget.
No matter how low-maintenance your pet is (or laidback your parenting style), the reality is that emergency vet visits happen. You can’t plan for them either, which is why they’re so expensive.
Pet insurance can help protect you from a huge one-off bill, depending on your chosen cover. And while they mightn’t be a regular thing on your calendar, at least now when they do catch you, you’ll know what to expect.
Emergency vet costs
- Emergency consult: Approx. $250 to see the vet. Any treatment or medication is additional. (Vets will quote as per case, but can’t predict exactly what’s needed. At least half is required upfront in most emergency clinics.)
- Vetchat consult: $39 (chat) or $79 (video).
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